# How do you find two consecutive odd integers whose sum is 196?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

There is at least two ways of doing this: This is my approach

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Let the first odd number be

Then the second odd number is

Thus our given condition is such that:

Subtract 4 from both sides

Divide both sides by 4

But the first number is

So the second number is

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Check:

Another way

#### Explanation:

Let the first number be

Let the second number be

Then

Subtract 2 from both sides

Divide both sides by 2

The first number is 97 so the second is 97+2=99